As they age, women’s skin naturally becomes thinner and begins to sag. This is due to factors that may or may not be controllable, such as overexposure to the sun, having a genetic predisposition for early aging, not moisturizing frequently, or not eating a healthy diet. Luckily, Restylane® is an injectable dermal treatment that can improve skin’s volume and fullness for a younger and healthier-looking face.
Plump, silky-smooth skin makes women look vibrant, but wrinkles can get in the way of this goal. Wrinkles are one of the features most commonly combatted by Restylane®. As skin loses its elasticity, it has a harder time regaining its shape when it stretches. Sharp definition of the nasolabial folds between the mouth and nose – also known as laugh lines – are often the first wrinkles that women want to tackle. When Restylane® is injected, these crevices are filled, and the result is a smoother expanse of skin.
Restylane® is a product that does not discriminate against either mild or severe wrinkles. Fine lines are wrinkles that are not very deep but are bothersome. These tend to gather on the forehead and around the eyes, giving women a worn-looking face despite their inner vitality and thirst for life. When Restylane® is injected, eyes appear younger and more alert, and the skin around the patient’s hairline looks much fuller and tighter.
Another popular use of Restylane® is facial contouring. In this procedure, the treatment provider injects the filler into the nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead to sculpt their shape in a non-invasive manner. Contouring changes how facial depth is perceived. Even though Restylane® will not change any structural shapes, it can help re-create the way facial elements once looked before skin started to lose its elasticity and become loose in all the wrong places. Restylane® can also be used to plump and contour women’s lips, but special conditions such as age apply to be considered for lip applications.
Unlike more invasive procedures, Restylane® is nearly painless. A numbing agent is applied to the skin (either in the form of a cream or an injection) which decreases pain centralized in that area. Since it is a dermal filler, Restylane® is applied on an outpatient basis. Swelling and numbness are common side effects, which should only last for a few days after the injections take place. Restylane® might not be right for patients experiencing facial acne, lesions, or rashes.
If you are interested in the skin rejuvenating effects of Restylane®, our medical team at Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center could help. We will work with you to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and your aesthetic goals. Contact Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center today to schedule your consultation.